Organic prices holding steady through harvest

Prices would normally be pressured lower this time of year but weather and quality issues could offset volumes By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Despite the ongoing harvest, most organic commodity prices are holding steady, bucking typical trends. But in coming months, quality issues could support select grains, while pressuring others. Related: Organic price quotes: Late September […]

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Organic methods now eligible for Alberta crop insurance

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Alberta’s certified organic producers are now eligible for insurance that recognizes their practices, but that opportunity comes at a higher price. Organic Alberta has been working with Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to create an insurance program that recognizes organic production. Organic producers had always been eligible for insurance, […]

Certified organic seed supply limited

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Organic farmers in Western Canada are turning to conventional seed as eager selling and limited production means few certified organic supplies are available for the growing season ahead, say industry specialists from across the Prairies. “Peas and lentils are getting nearly impossible to find in organic,” said Laura Telford, organic […]